Sterile Processing Technician

Akron, Ohio

Sterile Processing Technician
Akron, OH
2nd Shift 

The Sterile Processing Technician, also known as the SPD Technician, plays a crucial role in supporting the operations of the Sterile Processing Department in a hospital. As a Sterile Processing Technician, you will be responsible for following policies and procedures for the decontamination, assembly, sterilization, and storage of patient care instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. The Sterile Processing Technician is an integral part of ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and safety in healthcare settings.

Responsibilities of a Sterile Processing Technician

  • Sterile Processing Technician: Assisting with the training of new staff.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Ensuring the prudent use of resources and maintaining inventory efficiently.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Following hospital safety and infection prevention policies and guidelines for self, patients, visitors, and employees.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Maintaining professional behavior and appearance.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Participating in professional self-development through educational opportunities.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Managing information using appropriate manual or electronic systems and reporting any discrepancies or unusual activity.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Complying with departmental and institutional regulatory requirements, quality control, quality assurance, and preventive maintenance.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Participating in hospital departmental committees and task forces as requested.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Working collaboratively with peers to achieve departmental goals and the organization's vision.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Performing technical tasks related to decontamination, assembly, sterilization, and distribution of supplies and instrumentation, following applicable regulations.

Education Qualifications and Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To qualify as a Sterile Processing Technician, you should possess the following:

  • Sterile Processing Technician: High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Ability to clean, sterilize, assemble, and store medical supplies and equipment according to established standards and procedures.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Effective prioritization and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with a diverse population.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Following policies and procedures, including basic arithmetic and inventory calculations.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Effective communication skills in English.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Knowledge of surgical instrumentation, sterilization practices, surgical supplies, and case cart assembly.
  • Sterile Processing Technician: Knowledge of basic medical terminology, sterilization methods and equipment, supply distribution, storage, and inventory control.

Licenses and Certifications

To excel as a Sterile Processing Technician, the following certifications are preferred:
  • Sterile Processing Technician: CSPDT (Certified Sterile Process/Distribution Technician).
  • Sterile Processing Technician: CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician).

As a Sterile Processing Technician, you will join a dedicated team of professionals who work diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of patients. If you are passionate about maintaining sterile environments and contributing to the smooth operations of a healthcare facility, then this role as a Sterile Processing Technician may be the perfect fit for you. Apply now to become an essential member of our team!


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